Saturday, 12 May 2012

Defection Watch: Cllr Biz Campbell

The Ross-shire Journal reports on the defection of Cllr Biz Campbell (Highland - Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh) from Liberal Democrat to independent just hours after being elected.

Her main reasoning, as lined out in the Ross-shire Journal's article, seems to be dissatisfaction with the role of the Liberal Democrats in the Westminster coalition, and a preference to act independently of a party group on the council.

However, her defection has attracted some controversy coming so shortly after being re-elected as a Liberal Democrat.

Highland Council is set to be run by a new SNP-Lib Dem-Labour administration - the first time that independents haven't been involved in the running of the council area.  After Cllr Campbell's defection, the new makeup of the council is:

 Highland Council
Independents36+1
SNP22-
Lib Dems14-1
Labour8-

2 comments:

  1. Do you mind if I re-post this on my blog?

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    1. Hi Serrah, that would be absolutely fine. Just link back to here in your own post please. :-)

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